MAXIMISING PUBLIC INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY
“We must all get it right, or suffer the consequences”
The Information Commissioner can fine organisations up to £500,000 for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 and there are new criminal offences for anyone who fails to protect personal data.
Why is information governance important?
Information is the life blood of any organisation. Managing it well is essential to supporting both service delivery and the efficiency of your organisation. You need to be confident that you are fulfilling your legal obligations and meeting your customers' – and employees' – expectations. Good information governance protects your customers' privacy, helps your staff to do their jobs well and avoids financial and reputational harm to your organisation.
Veritau's approach is designed to help you manage your information effectively. Good governance may be an abstract concept but we can help make it real for your organisation, your staff and your customers.
What can we offer?
We can support you in a range of areas, including:
|Information Access||Information Governance Framework|
|Freedom of Information and Data Protection requests||Policy development|
|Publication scheme management||Compliance audits|
|FoI internal reviews||E-mail and records management|
|ICO investigations||Training and advice|
|Data Protection||Information Risk Management|
|ICO notifications||Information asset registers|
|Privacy notices||Risk mitigation strategies|
|Data sharing agreements||Security classification|
|Data security incidents|
|Privacy impact assessments|
Why choose Veritau?
We recognise that all organisations are different so the service we provide can be tailored to meet your specific needs. We will listen carefully to your requirements and concerns, review your existing information governance arrangements and design our service accordingly.
Our BCS Professional Certified information governance team have over 20 years experience. They are information governance practitioners who will guide you through the practical challenges and pitfalls that information governance can pose. We provide advice and support to a variety of public sector organisations.
As well as being an Investor in People, Veritau has adopted the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise – we practice what we preach!
We provide impartial and objective advice which is recognised and valued by our clients.
Access to wider Veritau expertise
You can benefit from the wider services that Veritau provides in house and through its various partnerships, including risk management, counter fraud and audit assurance services.
As an internal audit provider, Veritau can also offer a comprehensive assurance service to allow you to monitor the effectiveness of your information systems and the management of your information risks. Our audit processes will highlight areas requiring improvement and support you to take remedial action.
Your Information Governance team
|Robert Beane - Information Governance Manager|
|Robert brings his wealth of experience in local government management to the delivery of information governance. He is our strategic lead on managing information as a resource for service delivery, corporate governance and as a public service. Robert supports organisations with the development of assurance frameworks to embed good information governance practice throughout their business.|
|Helen Swan - Information Governance Officer|
|Helen joined Veritau in March 2016 and is a professionally qualified information governance practitioner, with BCS certification for Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Information Security Management Principles. She has worked with clients in relation to information sharing arrangements, specialising in issues surrounding safeguarding practices. Helen also leads on data breach investigations, providing advice to clients and liaising with the ICO. Helen has a strong professional interest in helping organisations demonstrate accountability in relation to the information rights of their data subjects. She enjoys the challenge of working with clients to achieve this objective, ensuring that good information governance practices can become a cornerstone of their activities.|
|Matt North - Information Governance Officer|
|Matt joined the Information Governance team in March 2016. He is a fully qualified information governance practitioner with BCS certification in Freedom of Information, Data Protection, and Information Security Management Principles. To date, Matt has been the lead IG consultant on information sharing projects for the Refugee resettlement scheme, the Harrogate Vanguard initiative, and various volunteer participation proposals. Matt’s professional interests include the progressive privacy rights of data subjects and the study of legislation which supports international data transfers. Out of work Matt enjoys cooking and reading and has a Masters Degree in Early Modern History.|